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Daughters in Charge Podcast: From Daughter to CEO and Philanthropist

How a Daughter Became CEO of a Major Corporation and Revitalized her Community

Featured Guest: Karen Buchwald Wright, President and CEO
Organization: Ariel Corporation

Summary: Karen Buchwald Wright describes the choices she made and the way her values have guided her decisions at home, at work, and in her community.

Key Quotes:

  • “The very first thing I did was to insist that we get a computer for our accounting department.  The operations person fought me tooth and nail.”
  • “If you want to stay home with your children…there is nothing wrong with that. When you get back in the workforce, you’ll have more skills than virtually anyone else. You’re a manager, you’re a psychologist, you’re a disciplinarian, you’re a leader, you’re a time manager.  It’s a real job that requires you to learn on the job and learn a lot and learn it fast.”
  • “I think it’s really important that when you are fortunate and you are successful, it’s important to give back.”

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